Blessing Belle gets a crack at Longchamp

Belle is all set to go tomorrow in the 6th at Longchamp, a handicap of 1,950 meters with the usual full field of 20. She has drawn an outside post of 19, which could be a problem, but we do want to place her a bit farther back in the field this time around and try go get her rolling a little sooner in the stretch. She is a big filly with no turn of foot, so she’s like a cargo 747 on the runway – she needs a good long roll to get moving, but she’ll eventually fly. The ground is good, the jockey knows the horse and she seems in good form – and not a single prognosticator has given us a ghost of a chance, so the odds will be just like we like them: Long.

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